Carolina Bergonzoni

Shadbolt Fellow

Carolina Bergonzoni (she/her) is a dance artist, somatic educator and practitioner, and emergent scholar. Carolina holds a Ph.D. in Arts Education, a BA and MA in Philosophy, and an MA in Comparative Media Arts. She is the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Arts & Inquiry in the Visual & Performing Arts in Education SIG of AERA. Her practices span between dancing, writing, and teaching from the body.

Carolina is the Artistic Associate of All Bodies Dance Project (ABDP), an inclusive dance company that brings together dancers with and without disabilities. She has directed two audio-described movies and has been part of Translations, a dance piece created in collaboration with blind and partially sighted consultants, to be experienced with the non-visual senses, created by ABDP. These projects have shaped her research and current interest in audio description (AD) for live dance and, particularly, how dancers describe themselves in the dancing. 

Bergonzoni's term as a Shadbolt Fellow runs from September 2023 to April 2024.